Removing old barrel bolts from French doors
We never painted the other side of these doors when we painted the entry
Romantic notions of salvaging them entered my head. I've read in other renovation blogs that you can remove the years of paint on hardware by placing it in a slow cooker overnight - it softens the paint and you are able to peel the paint. Ingenious.
Good-bye little pieces of hardware history
Jason put paid to that and said I have hoarder's disease but I know that he is trying to build up his brass empire.
He is probably right (about hoarding) and one bolt was badly twisted...but I still feel guilty about binning them.